The 6th Annual Deckers Creek Adventure Day is Sunday, October 7, 1pm - 5pm at Hazel Ruby McQuain Waterfront Park in Morgantown. This is a fun-filled, challenge race where teams of 3 have 3 hours to
complete as many challenges as possible, including biking, paddling,
rappelling and orienteering at various locations both on the Deckers Creek rail-trail and the Mon River trail. Prizes awarded for several categories
including Best Costumes! Get your teams together and come out to
support Friends of Deckers Creek! Registration materials now available
Check out the photos of past Adventure Day events below for a taste of the fun-packed activities. All registration fees go to support Friends of Deckers Creek mission.
2011 Deckers Creek Adventure Day
The Fifth annual Deckers Creek Adventure Day was on Sunday, October 9th from 1pm - 5pm, at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Waterfront Park in Morgantown, WV. Fifteen teams of three tackled the fun and exciting Adventure Race course including hiking, biking, canoeing, orienteering and unique team mystery challenges and initiatives at checkpoints throughout the race course for the title of Adventure Day Champions. See the Race Results below.
Thank you to all who participated and volunteered making this exciting watershed celebration community event possible! It was a beautiful, blue sky day, we couldn't have asked for anything
better! If you were there early, you might have even seen the rainbow by
the fountain in the Mon!After the race, volunteers and racers ate until they were full, big thanks to our food donors listed below! Then before awards all listened to the groovin' tunes from The Bad Bass-es!
A Special Thanks to our 2011 Adventure Day sponsors (list below) and the large
number of volunteers, especially from Adventure WV, who came out to help
- the 2011 event was a big success!
Creek Adventure Race 2011- Official Results
Points Earned (Includes Penalties)
Earth, Wind, and Fire
West Virginia Wildmen
The Fast Girls your Mother
WARNED you About!
Talk Nerdy to Me
Happy Valley Hooligans
Champions of Breakfast
Doctor Patient Privilege
Got the Runs
Earth, Wind, and Fire
It's Beer: 30 Somewhere
Congratulations to Team 'Nearly Extinct'! They were this years overall winner, with
team members Mark Jones, Alice Vernon and Ronna Monseau. The overall winning team received our ever special Deckers creek
trophies- not rocks- along with water bottles and a free rafting trip
down the New River for
each team member! :)
Also congrats to Team 'Earth, Wind, and Fire' who won the Best Costume award!
WV Wild Men came in First for the All Male team category. For Business/ Organization 'Got the Runs' placed first, 'Earth, Wind, and Fire' then It's Beer:30 Somewhere came in Third.
In the All Female Category, Team 'The Fast Girls your Mother Warned you about' placed first, next to the 'SarKATstics' coming in with a point value putting them in second, followed closely by 'Talk Nerdy to Me.'
The Youth/ Family Team 'Yabbanaros' represented well and took First place in their category. Followed by 'Happy Valley Hooligans' and Champions of Breakfast (also with a good costume :)
The Coed category first place team 'Dr. Patient Privilege' having fun, Discombobulated who came in second, followed by Braaains and then TEAM ZAR!
The event could not happen without the help of our volunteers, sponsors and donors! Here Volunteers and Racers share a feast together after the race. THANK YOU ALL for making this Community Event Possible!
Our Donors and Sponsors for Adventure Day 2011 are listed below:
Associates Consulting, LLC
for Women - Sabraton
Dave and Marilee Hall
East-West Screen Printing
Morgantown Brewing Company
Carpenters Local 604
Morgantown Fire Department
Morgantown Road Runners
in Women's Health Care
Storey & George Record
Tirelady's Rainbow Tire
WVU College of Physical
Activity and Sport Sciences
WVU Outdoor Recreation Center
Chili's Grill and Bar
Classics Restaurant Lounge
2010 Deckers Creek Adventure Day
The 2010 Fourth Annual Deckers Creek Adventure Day on Sunday, October 3rd, at Hazel Ruby McQuain Waterfront Park in Morgantown, WV had great costumes, awesome music and lots of smiles despite the dreary weather!
Racers in teams of three with creative costumes and uniforms competed in biking, foot travel, canoeing, rappelling, orienteering, and team mystery challenges that challenged their bodies and their minds for the title of Adventure Day Champions and a camping/rafting trip for three on the New River. Race Results are below.
Thanks to our 2010 Adventure Day sponsors (list below) and the large number of volunteers, especially from Adventure WV, who came out to help - the 2010 event was a big success!
Deckers Creek Adventure Race 2010 - Official Results
Points Earned (includes penalties)
Meth Mountain Dew
Dynamic Physical Therapy
Pig in the Middle
Tri Fit Adventurers
Go Go Girls!
Keeping up with the Jones'
My Everything Hurts!
The Last Minutes
2 Chicks and a Grump
Edgar Allan Poe
Appalachian Chain Gang
The Steamin' Stamins
The Downstream Bees Knees
Bananas Have Seeds
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Prestige Woldwide (Fairmont PD)
Teams Last Minute, The Balbarians, and The Bees Knees competing and having fun!
Team Pig in the Middle, the Lintz Family and Friend band, and The Super Siegle Sisters!
Team Velvety Smooth and the Groovy Ladies - this year's costume winners, Team Nintendo, and Team Meth Mountain Dew - this year's grand champions!
Team Mach Flock flies through the rain, this year's starting line, and The Creeklings take to canoeing!
This event originated as CarpFest, named appropriately after the only fish living in Deckers Creek in the late 90’s.CarpFest was a grassroots gathering with live music, hands-on environmental education activities, food and good company to celebrate Deckers Creek and FODC.With all of the different fish species now calling Deckers Creek and its tributaries home, we thought this event could use a name change.
So, the Deckers Creek Adventure Day (DCAD) held every fall at Hazel Ruby McQuain Waterfront Park in Morgantown has expanded on the traditional community festival and now includes an adventure race. Teams of three get decked out in costumes and uniforms to compete in this family-friendly, 3 hour, high adventure event with biking, hiking, canoeing and team mystery challenges. Live music, educational workshops and fun kids activities can also be enjoyed.Check the web site calendar for the date of this not-to-miss annual event!
DCAD is sponsored annually by numerous local businesses (see sponsor list below) who contribute $150 to FODC.Your business can be a sponsor too and have your logo on the back of FODC’s annual t-shirt.Fill out a membership form or contact FODC for more information.